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A keyword, group
of keywords or phrase, with or without special instructions like Boolean
operators, used in a search. In simpler
terms, it is that which the user enters into the search box. It is what
the search engine compares documents
to in order to return only relevant
/ find similar
Many search engines
have a "find similar" feature that allows users to request
documents the search engine considers similar to the document the user
/ search within results
The process of basing a new query
on an old one. Many search engines
allow users to "search within these results".
The process of adding similar words to a query
in such a way that recall and precision
improve. Expansion is done mostly in the background using thesauri or
other linguistic resources.
Information Added - Aug 4, 2003
by Bert Paepen of
When used in a search,
the quote marks ' " ' tell most systems that you only want to see
matches that are exactly like what you are
asking for. For example, a search for 'electric light', entered without
the single quotes, will return much different results than "electric
light" entered with the quotes as shown.
- May 31, 2003
by Christian Nielsen of
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